Friday, January 8, 2016
National Cassoulet Day Dishes at Gypsy Kitchen, The Southern Gentleman and Revival, January 9-15
Oh say, do you cassoulet? This French meal in a bowl, resplendent with rich meats, pork skin and white beans all slow-cooked in earthenware “cassole” bowls, has climbed the social ladder from peasant to haute status. It’s so revered that American restaurants now celebrate National Cassoulet Day on January 9. Three Atlanta restaurants are moving cassoulets to the front burner on their menus for the entire week of January 9-15. The Southern Gentleman pleases hearty appetites with a tender cassoulet of Heritage Berkshire pigs head with braised Southern collards, benne seed and garlic bread crumbs that satisfies two guests for $40. Gypsy Kitchen simmers a Catalan-style chorizo and rabbit cassoulet with a garlic migas topping. Sweethearts, don’t worry about the garlic as this cassoulet is couple-perfect, feeding the two of you for $40. Revival’s executive sous chef Rémi Granger channels his Blois, France roots with his Southern cassoulet with confit duck legs and lamb shank finished in hot coals for $22. Hold on to the bread basket for sopping up every drop of the cassoulet’s luscious liquids.